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#HonourJoeBlankson: Rivers State residents call for honour of Joe Blankson who died in boat accident while trying to rescue 14 persons

Rivers State residence has taken to the social media to demand that the government honour Joe Blankson for his sacrifice after he died while rescuing victims of a boat accident.

36-year-old Joe Blankson, a contractor who supplies diesel, single-handedly rescued 13 people when a boat capsized along the Abonnema-Bakana waterways in Degema, Rivers state, on Saturday, July 28, 2018.

The boat was conveying 25 passengers from Abonnema wharf to Bakana before the accident happened around Iborama. Fishermen around the area rescued some people while Blankson succeeded in rescuing 13 people all on his own. As the father-of-two attempted to rescue a 14th person, he died in the river and his body was retrieved a day later.

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